Location Location Location…

Gosh how did we get to March already? I really had intended to blog more often than I have been this year, and considering all the exciting things that have been going on it’s not like I’m short of content.

Last week I went on my first location shoot for The Knitter.  Exciting!

It was set in an amazing place in Bristol that gave me quite severe house envy.  Although if I’m honest, I’d mess this place up quite quickly and it wouldn’t look quite the same.  It would have yarn coming out of every crevice for starters.

As this was my first shoot, most of the day was spent watching how things were done and helping to get garments ready to be photographed, although in future I will have some direction in the way things are presented.  So I sewed some buttons onto a cardigan and did some little knit touch-up jobs.  The best thing was, it was actually warm enough to sit and do this outside! Someone even offered suncream.

I began taking lots of photos of what was going on, thinking it would make a great blog post, but then it dawned on me that I can’t really share them as the patterns are obviously secret. So I am posting these behind the scenes shots instead to give an idea of the feel of the day.

This photo isn’t all that exciting, however the sofa was the most gorgeous thing ever,  beautifully covered in wool and made me wish I could do upholstery, or just pay someone something to own such a thing.  Maybe I’ll add it to my Pinterest wishlist – I’m trying to make it like a vision board to try and attract those things into my life – you never know!

Being a bit of a photography geek anyway, this day was right up my street.  In the past I have worked with photographers as a studio assistant and photo editor, so I like to think I’ve got an eye for it. Note these photos aren’t the best example of that!

It was a little odd to be there and not be the one holding the reflectors and setting up lights, but it was nice to understand that side of things and see it all happening from a different perspective.

Our model Caitlin was beautiful and completely lovely, and the whole team were really great to spend the day with.

This is my finished bunting all set up ready for our photographer Jesse to get a professional shot of it. I’m really pleased I get to keep it! So it will be hanging around my desk as of next week 🙂

We will be doing workshops at the Spring Knitting and Stitching show at London Olympia on on the 14-17th March teaching people how to make this and some crochet flowers.  I will be there on Thursday, so if you’re there come and say hello!

In other news I am now a bit more active on Instagram, and Flickr, having finally got myself a phone with a decent camera.  So if I’m not here, follow me there for a quick visual knitty/crafty diary.

4 thoughts on “Location Location Location…

  1. Wow! I have house envy too – but there’s no way I could live there with my kids….
    How exciting to be behind the scenes. You’ll be learning so much – lucky you!!

    1. Thanks! It was rather awesome 🙂 They actually had 3 kids but you wouldn’t have thought it, but then I imagine it was cleaned before we came round to take photos.

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